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Card reader stopped working

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by pbeavers, Nov 1, 2011.

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  1. pbeavers

    pbeavers Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 530. I just recently starting to use the SD reader. It worked fine, now when I put the card in the green light doesn't turn on and the screen doesn't pop up to view it. I did get a message that says I didn't eject the card correctly before I stopped working. I was trying to find out what driver went with it try and reload it. Any ideas how to figure out issue?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 2twenty2

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    Give this a try> Put the card in the reader and reboot the computer. Does the card now show up?
     
  3. Firebreather

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    Is the SD card you are using ok?
     
  4. pbeavers

    pbeavers Thread Starter

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    Putting the card in and rebooting was a no go, and yes the card works in other computers at least.

    I also just put in a CF card and computer made the device found noise briefly and the green light came on briefly, but now it doesnt do anything just like the SD.
     
  5. Oddba11

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    I'd suspect a faulty card reader.

    You could try uninstalling the USB controllers and rebooting. You could also try updating/reinstalling the system or USB drivers.
     
  6. pbeavers

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    How bout those Niners right!

    I'll try to figure out the drivers.
     
  7. pbeavers

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    And the USB's are working but I don't they are part of the card reader.
     
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